Six new District Judge nominations were announced yesterday and they went to the Senate today.
However, 70+ Article III Judicial nominations were returned to the President at the close of the last Congress and to this point, zero have been renominated, 2 full weeks into the new Congress.
This indicates two things.
There are serious negotiations in regards to some of the nominees, particularly in States such as Arizona and Nevada where Republican Senators were replaced by Democratic Senators who may object to the previous nominees.
The White House Counsel’s Office is heavily involved in shutdown negotiations, but is also primarily in charge of judicial nominations. It is possible that judicial nominations have been placed on the back burner.
However, it seems inexcusable that those nominees that are NOT subject to serious controversy have not been renominated already. Time is wasting and every day that is lost is a loss of a potential confirmation.
Trump is a lame duck President. His legislative agenda is dead. The ONLY positive thing he can accomplish is the appointment of Article III Judges.
Forget the ******* wall, it will NEVER happen.
Reopen the government.
Send the ******* nominees over NOW.
As for the Senate, forget about that ******* dumbass abortion bill you were trying to pass and just confirm nominations. It wastes time, won’t pass the Senate and would be dead on arrival in the House anyhow.